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Jul 29 15:43

Is The Second Amendment Racist? Some “Thinkers” Tell Us It Is

This new attack against the Second Amendment is predicated on the inane theory that the right of the people to keep and bear arms was created by Racist white men to keep oppressed black men enslaved. This idea is of a piece with everything else that Neo-Marxists fault America for: the entirety of our Nation’s history, heritage, and culture that they seek to tear down, to pave the way for the shell of what it remains of a once-proud, powerful, and wealthy and healthy, and exuberant independent, sovereign Nation and a free, sovereign people, to be merged into a transformative, transnationalist, Neo-Marxist, Globalist political, economic, social, and cultural governmental scheme, reducing the citizenry as a whole to a sad existence of poverty, misery, and, curiously enough, slavery, too.

Jul 29 12:36

Biden Has Grand Plan For Your Guns

Basically, if Biden has his way, we’re going to be relegated to hunting rifles, shotguns, and revolvers. That’s about it, and while it’s better than nothing, that still interferes with our Second Amendment rights to an insane degree.

Jul 29 10:34

New Poll Shows Californians Souring On Gun Control

California has the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, but those laws don’t matter much for criminals. The state is in the midst of a surge in violent crime, and news stories regularly feature criminals who were prohibited by law from possessing a firearm yet managed to do so despite the state’s universal background check law, ten-day waiting period, and even a program that’s designed to specifically take guns from known prohibited persons. -- According to a new Los Angeles Times/UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, the current crime wave appears to be having an impact on Californians’ views on gun control, as support for the state’s gun laws is slipping.

Jul 29 09:10

More Trouble For Chipman As ATF Agents Confirm Complaint About Racial Bias

Chipman never should have been nominated in the first place, but the Biden administration knew that with a bitterly divided Congress and razor-thin Democratic majorities in both chambers the executive branch was going to have to take the lead on guns, and the gun control lobby view Biden’s presidency as a golden opportunity to place one of their own at the top of the food chain in the agency overseeing the firearms industry and enforcing federal gun laws.

Jul 29 07:18

Biden ATF Nominee 'Frustrated' That Gun Owners Have Freedom of Speech

Democrat Joe Biden's nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has a long history of anti-Second Amendment activism.

In 2019, Biden's ATF pick David Chipman appeared on British news network BBC to attack President Donald Trump and law-abiding American gun owners.

Speaking on national television, Chipman complained that it is "frustrating" the U.S. government cannot violate people’s right to bear arms if they use “hate speech” on the internet.

"The frustration is in the United States the freedom of speech and to say things is largely cannot be regulated,” Chipman said on BBC.

"…We have to do more to monitor hate speech on the internet," he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now talking about the 2nd Amendment is hate speech?

Jul 29 04:52

Remington Reaches Historic $33 Million Settlement With Families Of Sandy Hook Victims

Remington and the families of nine victims from the Sandy Hook school massacre, the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, have reached a settlement that was years in the making: the gun-maker and manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used by shooter Adam Lanza will pay a total of $33MM. Divided up among the families, that comes to $3.66MM each (before the lawyer's cut). The families insist the money is no substitute for the brutal killing of their loved one.

According to Reuters, the settlement must still be approved by the Alabama judge overseeing the Remington bankruptcy case. The plaintiffs allege that Remington's marketing contributed to the shooting. In a February court filing, the plaintiff's legal team argued that the value of their claims could exceed $1 billion, including punitive damage - a pretty obvious negotiating tactic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, victims of gun crimes can sue the gun manufacturers. So why can't victims of vaccine adverse events sue the vaccine makers?

Jul 28 12:46

New San Jose Gun Law Punishes Law Abiding, Not Criminals

San Jose’s “innovative” gun control law won’t actually do much of anything to combat the growing crime in the city. After all, the bad guys won’t be paying any fees or getting insurance.

Jul 28 04:03

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Suspends Concealed Weapons Permits For 22 Capitol Protesters

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D) on Tuesday announced she was suspending the concealed weapons permits of 22 Floridians charged in connection with the Jan 6 Capitol protest.

"I just suspended the concealed weapons permits of 22 people involved in the insurrection against the United States of America instigated by Donald Trump on January 6, 2021," Fried announced on Twitter.

Jul 28 02:16

ATF Wants To Create 40 Million New Felons Overnight

See, the thing you have to remember is that gun owners are law-abiding citizens…up until you push them too far. Everyone has a line in the sand, and when it comes to the gun crowd, that line may well be right here and now. -- Should the ATF decide to change the rules yet again, don’t be surprised if a lot of people simply decide not to comply Sometimes, the only difference between an honest man and an outlaw is how much pushing they can take.

Jul 27 14:26

Before Booting Biden, Look Over Horizon at Harris

Bottom line is Harris would be bad news, and not just for gun owners and the Second Amendment. -- Her tactic of answering questions she doesn’t want to answer by first being sarcastic and then breaking out into cackling laughter is wearing thin. That doesn’t mean she won’t continue doing it. -- Democrats have wanted to be the first party to put a woman in the White House. They missed the mark with Hillary Rodham Clinton, but they might score with Harris.

Jul 27 13:46

New Approach To Gun Control: It’s A National Security Issue

The truth is, so-called gun violence is actually a complex issue and gun control is a simplistic solution. That almost never works out the way people think it will. -- Especially when we know that law-abiding citizens with firearms can stop all kinds of horrible things from happening. From actual mass shootings–I’m really sick of people using Gun Violence Archive numbers so uncritically–to more pedestrian forms for violent crime. It’s gun ownership that’s key to national security, not stripping law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights.

Jul 27 12:26

ACLU says Second Amendment is racist

According to the ACLU, “anti-Blackness” led to the Second Amendment’s inclusion in the Bill of Rights, and has led to the “unequal and racist application of gun laws.”

On the At Liberty podcast on July 16, Anderson said African Americans are viewed as a “threat” whether they’re armed or unarmed due to “anti-blackness.”

Jul 27 11:37

Seattle Democrats Ignore Gun Control Failures As Crime Rates Rise

Washington State residents are less safe now than they were before they approved that gun control package. Americans should learn from Washington’s example; restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms may offer the illusion of safety, particularly to those who don’t own any firearms, but their real impact is felt by responsible gun owners and not the violent criminals who are the supposed target.

Jul 27 10:15

ABC News Accidentally Gets It Right In Defining “Gun Problem”

Meanwhile, many believe the answer is to restrict access to firearms for those of us who have done nothing wrong. The killers are getting these guns in the most gun-controlled city in the nation, but restricting our access to guns will somehow make everything all better.

It’s demented.

Jul 26 13:18

Top White House Aide Says They Are Coming For More Guns

Jul 26 12:57

High School Student Calls For Gun Safety Education In Schools

Right now, most Americans don’t have any firearm training. Some who served got it in the military. Others learned from their parents, but most got nothing. Meanwhile, a lot of those people are going to buy guns and some have a reason to be concerned about the lack of training. Yet rather than require it before someone can exercise their right to keep and bear arms, wouldn’t it make more sense to just make sure everyone learns it in school? -- It would also demystify guns, an act that will save a lot of lives all on its own.
Webmaster Addition: When I was a kid, gun safety was taught in school and schools encouraged gun clubs!

Jul 26 11:52

Biden Official: Gun Access Prevents Stopping Domestic Terrorism

Domestic terrorism is the big boogieman these days, according to the party in power. Of course, it wasn’t last summer when “activists” burned down pretty much every major city they could get their hands on, but it’s different when it’s their people doing things, right?

Jul 26 11:47

Teen Robber Shot By Chicago Gun Owner

With leadership like Lightfoot at the helm, no wonder more Chicagoans are embracing their right to carry, even with the lengthy delays imposed by the failure of the Illinois State Police to process Firearm Owner ID cards and concealed carry applications in a timely manner. In fact, if Lightfoot really wants to ensure the safety of the public, she should direct some of that $1.8-billion in forthcoming federal funds to grants that would help pay for concealed carry courses and licensing fees for Chicago residents. It’s clear that Lori Lightfoot can’t keep Chicagoans safe. The least she could do would be to make it a little easier for folks to protect themselves, just like the armed citizen in the Douglas neighborhood did during yet another violent weekend in the Windy City.

Jul 26 11:17

The NRA-ILA on Exactly How Anti-Gun Research Works

The objective world mistrusts most gun policy research because it’s clear the objective is to produce an anti-gun outcome rather than an honest analysis. Politicians and professional activists claim the mantle of evidence but will ignore any findings that threaten their anti-gun agenda.

Jul 26 07:51

We Are Now Looking at 1,000 Shootings Per Week

When I pointed out recently that the Democrats are going to release the hounds to hunt down right-wingers and put them in torture camps, a reader claimed that I am schizophrenic, and his evidence was that I was “wrong” about the blacks going nuts this summer.

While it is true that we are not seeing Black Lives Matter riots, something which I did expect, it is also true that black crime is now at the highest rates in living memory.

We now have nearly 1,000 shootings per week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Defund the police -> more crime -> blame the guns -> disarm the law abiding Americans!

Jul 26 05:46

DAVID CHIPMAN, BIDEN’S ATF NOMINEE, LABELS AMERICAN GUN OWNERS AS "TIGER KINGS" PREPARING FOR A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.

We aren’t so much concerned about the undead zombies.. It’s a different kind of zombie we’re worried about

Jul 25 23:18

Writer Gets First-Hand Look At “Success” Of New York Gun Control

We live in a nation with 100-million gun owners, more than 400-million firearms, and the right to keep and bear them. The vast majority of firearms and gun owners will never be involved in a violent crime, despite the ubiquitousness of both. It’s not the gun that’s the problem. It’s the guy eager to jack up a family at a gas pump that we should be focused on.

Jul 25 06:28

Lightfoot Says Chicago ‘Can't Arrest Our Way' Out of Surge in Gun Violence

While Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says more federal cooperation will be required to tackle the problem of gun violence in the city, she also emphasized that other investments will be key, saying that the city “can’t arrest its way” out of the issue.

Lightfoot, speaking during a press availability on Thursday afternoon, said that city officials are exploring different ways to invest in communities, and said that Chicago will focus on the city’s West Side, which has been ravaged by gun violence.

“It’s obvious: we cannot arrest our way out of this problem,” she said. “Fundamentally, if you look at the West Side and you look at the problems, the opioid addiction that is really harming so many individuals, families and communities, the investments we have to make in human capital and the investments we have to make in infrastructure, those are why I spend so much time on the West Side.”

Jul 23 04:11

Czech Republic Enshrines Its Own Second Amendment Into Law

The Czech Republic, makers of what many consider the greatest firearms in the world, has enshrined its own Second Amendment into law in defiance of the gun grabbers running the European Union.

Jul 22 13:18

CHIPMAN UPDATE: Articles of Impeachment Have Been Prefiled!

Jul 22 12:13

Biden says he’s ‘pushing to eliminate’ some handguns

President Joe Biden said Wednesday during a CNN town hall that he is “continuing to push to eliminate” 9mm handguns, in addition to rifles, that are able to fire multiple rounds.

“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons,” the president said. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.”

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Jul 22 06:10

Biden’s ATF Nominee Labels US Gun Owners “Tiger Kings” Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse Who Need to Hide Their Guns Behind their Jerky (VIDEO)

Joe Biden nominated anti-gun, anti-constitution nutbag David Chipman as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

In a recent interview David Chipman labeled gun-owners “Tiger Kings” who need to hide their guns behind their “tuna and beef jerky” in their cabinets. Then he added they only need to bring out their guns if the zombies start to appear.

Jul 22 05:06

Moment victim pulls a gun on his would-be attackers and shoots them in the legs during brazen Los Angeles robbery

The moment a victim shot his two would-be attackers in the legs during a brazen Los Angeles robbery on Monday was caught on surveillance video.

The video shows the male victim standing with two women while holding a shopping bag near Melrose Avenue and Vista Street when a Dodge Avenger reversed toward them and the two robbers jumped out of the car around 7:10 p.m. on Monday.

One of the assailants then pulls out a handgun and points it at the man while the two women flee, the shocking video shows.

Jul 21 13:53

WATCH: Biden’s Nominee To Head ATF Mocks Gun Owners As ‘Crazy Zombie Apocalypse Preppers’

The most anti-gun Democrat party in history, allied with the most anti-gun administration in history, is no longer trying to conceal the ball. They are essentially saying to gun owners, “We’re coming for you.”

That’s why no one should be surprised when the GOP released a video of the current nominee for Director of the ATF, David Chipman, criticizing gun owners as crazed Zombie apocalypse preppers. Sure, I’m indignant, furious, and frustrated. But it doesn’t surprise me.

He urges gun owners to secure and lock their weapon and “hide it behind the tuna cans and beef jerky you have stored in the cabinet, and only bring it out if the zombies start to appear.”

Jul 21 08:14

Former police chief: Cuban citizens’ fight for freedom shows why we must protect the Second Amendment

The current situation in Cuba, where tens of thousands have been protesting against that country’s oppressive, communist government, provides a cautionary tale as to why the rights guaranteed to United States citizens under the Second Amendment is such an important right.

Cuba, which has rigorous gun control laws, is able to keep their knee on the throat of its citizens simply because they have no concern about the Cuban citizens’ ability to defend themselves.

In our country, we have the protection of the Second Amendment which was actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights as a means to guarantee all the other rights outlined in that group of 10 Constitutional amendments such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to be free from illegal searches and seizures, and so on.

Jul 20 11:13

Crime Research Update: It’s [Still] Not the Guns

An increase in criminal behavior just so happens to coincide with an increase in certain types of crime. Next, they’ll tell us that background checks don’t impact crime. -- That’s right – both criminals and from Wintemute and Webster, whose previous research determined that California’s universal background check law had no effect on homicide rates, have already proved this. -- It’s what we’ve been saying all along.

Jul 20 04:29

Will The Biden Regime Call Second Amendment Activism Misinformation?

Think about how CDC has suppressed information about the use of firearms for self-defense in the past. Or remember how Arthur Kellerman claimed that a firearm was 43 times more likely to be used to kill you than to be used for self-defense? Right now, if Murthy calls efforts to point out Kellerman’s BS “misinformation,” you can bet that Silicon Valley will be censoring in moments.

Jul 20 03:40

Gun Sales Drop Significantly in June of 2021 (Explained)

The primary stated premise of the push for more restrictions on gun ownership and gun carry is “more guns, more crime”.  As that premise is proving false, the backup premise is “more guns more suicide”. -- That premise is also proving false. More guns do not create more violent crimes or more suicides. If they do, the numbers are too small to measure. -- The fact of record gun sales, record numbers of new gun owners, and millions of carry permits tells us very large numbers of Americans believe the utility of guns outweigh the risks, especially in uncertain times.

Jul 19 09:08

Gunmaker Halt Of "Block 19" Sales 

We noted days ago how Danish toymaker The Lego Group sent a cease and desist letter to a US gunmaker for selling a Glock handgun kit that resembled Lego blocks. It was also noted that "once the 3D-printing community" develops computer-aided design kits for Lego guns that anyone can print at home, then "there's no way to stop it."

While Utah-based Culper Precision's "Block 19" Lego handgun has been pulled off shelves, we predicted that the 3D-printing community would begin printing their own Lego guns.

Come to find out Saturday, that's precisely what Redditor "chairmanjuan" on "r/guns" has done.

Jul 19 07:22

Crucial Components in the Creation of Successful 2nd Amendment “Sanctuary” States

Recently, Joel Osterhoudt of Reason published an interesting piece recognizing the rise in Second Amendment “sanctuary” states and cities across the nation. As Osterhoudt rightly recognizes, this movement largely relies on the model established by the immigration and marijuana sanctuaries that arose in progressive cities and states in response to the Trump Administration.

But in recognizing this important revelation in protecting individual rights, the article confuses two very distinct concepts—Anti-Commandeering and Nullification.

This isn’t just a mere academic dispute over legal terms created by and litigated in our legal system. The distinction is the difference between winning and losing. And while these states have placed themselves in a position to win, this confusion puts them in danger of losing—whether that be in a courtroom or the court of public opinion.

Jul 16 04:02

Vigilante Groups Form in South Africa in Defiance of Govt to Defend Against Looters And Rioters

Community self-defense groups have organized in South Africa to fend off the giant mobs of rioters and looters who have been wrecking havoc for days and destroying everything in sight.

Jul 14 13:35

Gun Sales Continue To Break Records During First Half Of 2021

2020 saw record firearm sales month after month as protests, riots, a chaotic political environment and a pandemic lockdown affected every American. If anyone thought things were going to settle down in 2021, they are sorely mistaken. 

Jul 14 11:25

“Naysayers Blame Guns. It’s the Crime, Stupid…”

The media is getting a lesson on the dangers of getting ahead of the facts when it comes to their reporting. This time, they blamed gun buyers for the spike in crime. -- Turns out, law-abiding citizens who buy guns aren’t the ones committing crimes. They’re buying guns because of the rise in crime. Media are getting wrong – again – and quietly backing off their antigun narrative, for the moment at least.

Jul 13 07:46

Evidence Shows Gun Violence Cannot Be Stopped By Gun Control

There is no clear connection between the sharp increase in firearm sales last year and the near-equal rise in gun-related homicides, according to a new study published in Injury Epidemiology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Julia Schleimer, the lead author of the study, told explained that the conclusions reveal that "we need to be looking at other factors, like job loss, economic change, the closure of schools and community organizations and nonprofits, and civil unrest," in order to learn what caused last year’s increase in gun violence.

Jul 09 14:52

Shameful Media Bias Ignores Positive Self-Defense Stories Involving Guns

While the legacy media is quick to sensationalize every incident involving misuse of firearms, they just as quickly downplay or completely dismiss reports of lawful self-defense with firearms, and the Second Amendment Foundation is openly challenging the establishment press to explain why.

Jul 09 11:41

At Home, at Work, in Your Car, and in Your Camper – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Jul 09 06:00

New York Passes Law Opening Door for Lawsuits Against Gun Manufacturers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a law passed by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature that allows guns to be considered a public nuisance and opens the floodgates for lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

“The only industry in the United States of America immune from lawsuits are the gun manufacturers, but we will not stand for that any longer, Cuomo said in a news release.

According to NBC News, the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 carved out immunity for gun manufacturers if individuals misuse their products in a criminal manner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under that logic, car manufacturers can be sued for drunk driving, crowbar manufacturers for burglaries, and fork makers for obesity!

Jul 08 13:38

Report Details BIG Problems With Chipman Nomination! Whistleblower Inside ATF?!?

Jul 08 11:41

Tucson nullifies Arizona’s ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ law within the city

Tucson, Ariz. city officials passed a resolution last week agreeing to ignore the state’s new “Second Amendment sanctuary” law that bans the enforcement of specific federal gun regulations during a city council meeting.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and the city council unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the state’s “Second Amendment sanctuary” status, declaring that “federal laws, orders and acts that regulate firearms in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the United States Constitution” will “remain in full force and effect” in Tucson “regardless of whether those laws, orders or acts are more restrictive or prohibitive than regulations established under the laws of this state.”

Jul 08 07:04

NY Declares Disaster Due To Crime Without Blaming Criminals

New York became the first state to announce a disaster emergency on gun violence on Tuesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City in response to gun violence that he said is pressing forward to surge crime rates throughout the state and causing people to want to stay home even in a "post-COVID" era with lifted restrictions.

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Jul 07 15:18

America plunging into “Venezuela meets Truman Show” as the collapse and gaslighting accelerate

Much like Venezuela, the United States of America is now experiencing: Rigged elections and rule by lawless tyrants. -- The collapse of the economy due to endless money printing and government corruption. -- Authoritarian rule by corrupt government, complete with upcoming gun confiscations and forced “door-to-door” vaccinations. -- Skyrocketing rates of crime and violence in the streets. -- Worsening censorship and the banning / criminalization of dissenting views. -- The pushing of race wars and anti-white rhetoric by military leaders and deep state operations, all of whom seem poised to declare war on white America.

Jul 07 13:46

RED ALERT: Deranged tyrant nominated to head ATF says anyone uttering “hate speech” online should have all their guns confiscated by armed federal agents

It’s bad enough that a guy like Chipman has even been nominated to lead one of those armed federal agencies, but this guy literally would have jailed our founding fathers for their “hate speech” about liberty and freedom against the British Crown’s tyranny while at the same time confiscating their firearms.

Jul 07 13:19

The Second Amendment’s Right To Bear Arms: What It Means

When it comes to gun rights in particular, and the rights of the citizenry overall, the U.S. government has adopted a “do what I say, not what I do” mindset. Nowhere is this double standard more evident than in the government’s attempts to arm itself to the teeth, all the while viewing as suspect anyone who dares to legally own a gun, let alone use one in self-defense.

Jul 07 12:34

'Tucker Carlson Originals' investigates the most aggressive gun confiscation scheme in modern American history

In the latest installment of Fox Nation’s "Tucker Carlson Originals," host Tucker Carlson breaks down the decline of gun rights over the last 30 years and pinpoints specific instances of government overstep—such as the New Orleans Police Department's mass gun confiscation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

In August of 2005, the Louisiana city descended into chaos following the devastating hurricane. Local police quickly lost control of the situation, some stopped enforcing the law, and joined in on the looting.

Instead of cracking down on the violent criminals forming militias and plundering the city, police targeted citizens in what Carlson asserted was the "most aggressive gun confiscation scheme in modern American history."

Jul 07 11:50

New York: Cuomo Declares Gun Violence State of Emergency

The answer is simple:  Gov. Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled Legislature have not only failed to fix the problem, they have made it worse!  Their catch-and-release “bail reform” and defunding of law enforcement has resulted in New York crime hitting historic levels, and somehow he can blame—with a straight face—gun manufacturers.  The Governor has spent his entire tenure coddling criminals and harassing law-abiding New York gun owners.  It should come as no surprise that crime has spiraled out of control.

Jul 06 05:50

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA TO FORCE GUN OWNERS TO PAY ANNUAL TAX, WILL CONFISCATE GUNS FROM THOSE WHO REFUSE

In a move that is being celebrated by the anti-gun crowd, the government of San Jose, California has passed a resolution — unanimously — to force gun owners to pay an annual tax and carry insurance for the privilege of self-defense.

Though the forthcoming tax has yet to be determined, lawmakers have already determined that they will begin confiscating guns from anyone who refuses to pay it.

This move comes on the heels of another Orwellian gun law the city passed two weeks ago which requires every single gun purchase to be video and audio recorded and that media stored indefinitely.

The city claims the gun tax is necessary to force gun owners to cover the costs related to gun violence in the city. Given the fact that most gun crimes are not committed by law-abiding gun owners, this measure is little more than an attack on legal guns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Self-defense is not a privilege; it is a right!

Jul 05 12:43

Gun Data Shows – Guns Are Good for Society – Numbers on Violence from 2019

I don’t think we have a gun problem after looking at the numbers. We have a failed-city problem, and the US news media would never admit that.

Jul 05 07:50

Texas joins 21 other states asking U.S. Supreme Court for clarity on major gun rights case

Texas has joined 21 states led by the attorneys general of Louisiana, Arizona and Montana in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in a major gun rights case.

The multistate coalition is asking the justices to uphold Hawaiians’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms outside their homes in response to a 2020 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld Hawaii’s ban on the practice.

The amicus brief also asks the Supreme Court to resolve a split among the federal circuit courts of appeal, several of which have ruled against the high court’s landmark 2008 decision in Heller, which upholds Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

Jul 03 05:43

Pennsylvania Democrats To Propose Bullet Tax And Encoded Rounds To Track Ammo Owners

A 5 cent per bullet tax will be proposed in Pennsylvania as part of legislation to be brought forth by two state House Democrats, Rep. Manny Guzman and Rep. Stephen Kinsey.

The tax would fund a state police database of ammunition sold in Pennsylvania.

The planned legislation would require ammunition manufacturers to encode ammunition provided for retail sale in Pennsylvania, and to provide ammunition serial numbers to the Pennsylvania State Police for the ammunition database. The plan was revealed in a joint memo to the state legislature by Guzman and Kinsey.

“Since 2015, only 21% of the nearly 8,500 shootings that Philadelphia has endured have resulted in an arrest or conviction,” the memo said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And criminals won't be able to remove the encoding?

Jul 03 05:23

San Jose To Tax Law-Abiding Gun Owners For The Actions Of Criminals

The Democratic Party’s war against the second amendment opens a new front thanks to the San Jose City Council’s decision to tax law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals:

Gun owners in San Jose, California, will soon face a yearly tax and be required to carry additional insurance after their city council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to impose the new measures.

The forthcoming fee for gun ownership in the city has not yet been determined, but officials said that anyone found to be in noncompliance will have their weapons confiscated.

The city council’s aim is to try to recoup the cost of responding to gun incidents such as shootings and deaths. According to the Pacific Council on Research and Evaluation, which studied the issue and sent a representative to testify before the panel, gun-related incidents cost the city roughly $63 million every year in the way of paying for police officers, medics and other expenses, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Jul 02 07:19

Soros-Funded Austin D.A. Indicts Army Sgt Who 'Shot AK-47-Toting BLM Protester in Self-Defense'

Soros-funded Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza on Thursday had Army Sgt Daniel Perry indicted for fatally shooting AK-47-toting Black Lives Matter "protester" Garrett Foster after he approached Perry's car and allegedly raised his rifle at him during a "protest" in downtown Austin one year ago.

Perry was let go by police without any charges after the July 25, 2020 shooting but D.A. Garza is working to turn Austin into the next St. Louis by criminalizing self-defense.

Jul 01 13:26

Thank Goodness they BANNED BUMPSTOCKS!

Jul 01 12:39

The Epidemic Of Gun Lies ~ It’s All A Dangerous Diversion ~ VIDEOS

By now you’ve probably heard, or heard about, some of the outrageous statements made by President Joe Biden in his widely-touted speech to address the nation’s sudden spike in violent crime. The whole dog and pony show – led by the lying dog-face pony soldier in chief – was focused on gun control, specifically to distract from the other aspects of Biden’s initiative, and the dismal state of things in general under the Biden administration.

Jun 29 15:42

NBC news crew held up at gunpoint during interview…

Midway through NBC Bay Area's interview with Oakland's head of violence prevention Guillermo Cespedes, two robbers interrupted, holding up the crew and Cespedes before a security officer with the news crew pulled out his own firearm and commanded the robbers to leave.

Jun 28 13:24

By Day and by Night, at Work and as you Drive – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Jun 28 09:55

House-to-house, the untold story of Hurricane Katrina's gun confiscation teams. ABC News.

Jun 28 07:44

Biden Announces Series of Executive Actions Backing Gun Control

Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions Wednesday confirming his support for gun control.

“The Second Amendment from the day it was passed limited the type of people who could own a gun, and what type of weapon you could own,” Biden said. “You couldn’t buy a cannon.”

Biden continued to make a somewhat confusing reference to Thomas Jefferson’s famous “tree of liberty” quote: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

“Those who say the blood of patriots, you know, ,and all that stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government,” Biden said. “If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

“The point is that there has always been the ability to limit, rationally limit, the type of weapon that could be owned and who could own it,” he continued.

Jun 27 06:20

Louisiana Governor Vetos Gun Law, Retains Concealed Carry Permit Requirement

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill passed by the bipartisan state lawmakers that would have nixed the permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun.

The governor, a Democrat, said he’s a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and an “enthusiastic outdoorsman and hunter,” but he can’t support permitless concealed carry.

Jun 25 09:20

Gun Sanctuary Movement Erupts, 61% of US Counties Now Protect Second Amendment

One of the most important stories of the year, so far, is the massive surge in Second Amendment sanctuaries at the state, county, and local levels, entirely ignored by liberal media.

More than 61% of American Counties are Now Second Amendment Sanctuaries https://t.co/vm5gkNmBqg

— Sanctuary Counties (@SanctuaryCounty) June 21, 2021
According to Noah Davis of sanctuarycounties.com, "1,930 counties that are protected by Second Amendment Sanctuary legislation at either the state or county level... this represents 61.39% of all of the counties in the United States of America."

Jun 23 20:58

Biden Suggests Nuking Americans If They Fight Against His Gun Control Plans, Blames 'Guns' For Crime Surge

Joe Biden on Wednesday suggested he would nuke Americans if they attempted to refresh "the tree of liberty" with "the blood of patriots" and resist the new gun control measures he put forward to (not) address the skyrocketing crime rates that have followed in the wake of the Summer of Floyd.

Jun 23 12:25

Biden Democrats: Want The Failed Australian Gun Ban Plan

It’s obvious from the Democrats’ rhetoric that they do want our guns. They are uncomfortable with the thought of civilians and millions of conservative Americans owning firearms. And even though gun owners have compromised in past years on laws that have hardly functioned, the anti-gun crowd still believe that more restrictive laws will work to bring peace, as they keep promising.

Jun 23 07:28

Chicago woman shot by black gang at Puerto Rican Day parade dies as feds tout ‘firearms trafficking strike forces’ to combat crime

The Chicago woman mortally wounded in the brutal gang shooting that killed her husband has died. As violent city crime skyrockets, the Biden administration said it would go after gun smugglers, but not those pulling the trigger.

Gyovanny Arzuaga and Yasmin Perez were dragged out of their SUV, shot multiple times by a group of African-American men, and left for dead on a Chicago street on Saturday. Arzuaga died on the scene, while Perez was transported to hospital in critical condition. She died on Tuesday morning.

Jun 22 12:07

Defending Yourself and Your Child – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Jun 22 10:49

On The Mean Streets Of America, The Gun Battles Never Seem To End…

Up to this point in 2021, a total of 20,729 Americans have died as a result of gun violence, and by the time most of you read this article that number will inevitably be even higher. -- Ironically, many of the cities that have the strictest gun laws also have some of the highest murder rates. -- Unfortunately, most Americans still do not understand what is happening. Most Americans still assume that things will eventually “return to normal”, but a “return to normal” is simply not in the cards.

Jun 21 13:51

Chicago Suburb Passes Ordinance Decriminalizing Concealed Carry Prohibited Area Violations

A medium-sized suburb south and a bit west of Chicago, Orland Park, IL, has passed a new ordinance aimed at helping out CCL holders as they navigate the restrictive gun laws imposed on them by Cook County and the State of Illinois.

As the Mayor summarizes the ordinance, “This ordinance is a good option for CCL carriers that mistakenly carry into the wrong place, given the ever-growing list of restricted locations. Rather than referring an otherwise cooperative CCL carrier who made a mistake to the county and revoke their CCL, it allows us to give them a municipal ticket that has a consequence to the carrier, but not a revocation from the state level.”

While this is certainly a good gesture on the part of the Village of Orland Park, it does not change the laws that CCL holders are responsible to know and follow. It rather just gives officers another option when dealing with violations and in no way should imply that CCL holders can ignore state law expecting to get a free pass.

Jun 21 13:50

Biden's Nominee to Head the ATF, Who Wants Congress to Ban 'Assault Weapons,' Says He Can't Define Them

President Joe Biden wants Congress to ban "assault weapons," and so does David Chipman, his nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). But neither Biden nor Chipman will say what that term means, and their obfuscation makes it impossible to take their proposal seriously.

Chipman, who worked as an ATF special agent for 25 years and later served as a senior policy adviser to the gun control group Giffords, was repeatedly asked to define assault weapon during his Senate confirmation hearing last month, and he repeatedly dodged the question. Given Chipman's long experience as both an ATF agent and a gun control advocate, his evasiveness cannot plausibly be ascribed to a lack of preparation or knowledge. Instead it seems to be an intentional strategy designed to avoid exposing the illogic of targeting firearms based on their "military-style" appearance.

"I have a simple question for you," Sen. Tom Cotton (R–Ark.) said. "What is an assault weapon?"

Jun 21 12:59

ATF Makes the Case for Abolishing the ATF ~ VIDEO


No one makes a better case for abolishing the ATF than the ATF.

There has never been a federal agency with such little regard for the sanctity of human life, with such a history of failure, with such antiquated duties and responsibilities, with such a propensity to overreact, with such an addiction to good press, with such a willingness to bend over for any politician in charge, and – as we currently see playing out – with such little regard for the constitutional rights of American citizens.

Jun 21 11:42

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces a Bill to Abolish The ATF

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Thursday introduce House Resolution 3960, known as the “Brian A. Terry Memorial Eliminate the ATF Act.” The goal of the legislation is to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Greene introduced the bill in honor of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in the line of duty. The firearm used in his murder was part of the ATF’s botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation, put in place during the Obama administration.

Under Fast and Furious, ATF instructed federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to allow illegal gun sales to proceed. The bureau let the firearms move across the border into Mexico, supposedly with the hope of tracing them back to criminal enterprises. The ATF, however, lost track of the guns that made their way across the southern border.

Jun 21 11:23

Judiciary Delays Chipman Vote; 2A Activists Flood Capitol Switchboards

The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed voting on the nomination of retired federal agent-turned-gun control advocate David Chipman one week, until Thursday, June 24, and during that time, grassroots Second Amendment activists are expected to be flooding Capitol Hill with messages of opposition.

“Between now and next Thursday,” suggested Jason Ouimet, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, “(gun owners) ought to be contacting their Senators. They don’t want a partisan person like David Chipman running ATF.”

Ouimet spoke with AmmoLand News via telephone, expressing alarm that a nominee with Chipman’s background would be considered for the job of running the government’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. NRA has opposed the Chipman nomination from the beginning, stating, “Chipman has a long history of gun control advocacy that disqualifies him from leading the agency charged with enforcing federal gun laws.”

Jun 20 01:34

Thousands Flood ATF With Comments Over Rule Change That Could Land Millions of Americans in Legal Trouble

Thousands Flood ATF With Comments Over Rule Change That Could Land Millions of Americans in Legal Trouble
Stephen Gutowski of The Reload has been covering the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ attempt to ban pistol braces. There’s no wiggle room. No grandfather clause. They’re trying to make them illegal, thus turning millions of Americans into felons for exercising their constitutional right to own firearms. Some 10-40 million Americans have firearms with these stabilizing pistol braces. It’s a backdoor ban. Biden doesn’t have the legislative majorities to pass what he wants to pass, so his people are looking at the existing regulations, tweaking them, and they found a big one here. This new ATF regulation is potentially the largest gun registration and confiscation scheme in American history.

Jun 17 14:23

City of San Jose mandates videotaping of all gun purchases

Gun-rights advocates, like the Sacramento-based Firearms Policy Coalition, criticized the new ordinance, calling it unconstitutional. -- “It is outrageous that Mayor Liccardo wants to use ‘Big Brother’-style omniveillance to record gun owners’ every move, violating the privacy of millions, especially at-risk firearm purchasers,” the coalition wrote in a statement.

Jun 16 12:44

Defending Strangers, Neighbors, and Lovers – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Jun 15 13:28

Armor-piercing grenades bound for Pennsylvania went missing, and the military remains stumped. The rounds can penetrate three inches of steel and have a kill radius of nearly 50 feet.

The green, metal box was stuffed inside a bright pink pillowcase and stashed in the bushes behind Christopher Zachery’s house. He hauled it out for a better look.

Stenciled on the box: “Cartridges for weapons.” Inside were 30 armor-piercing grenades.

“I was scared,” said Zachery, who runs a construction company. And confused. How did these high-powered explosives end up in his southwest Atlanta backyard? Where did they come from?

Investigators determined the waylaid grenades were last seen eight month prior on an ammunition train that rolled out from Florida. Someone had stolen them somewhere on the rails to Pennsylvania, another example in an Associated Press investigation that shows how the military’s vast supply chain is susceptible to theft.

Jun 14 13:29

RED ALERT: Biden regime makes boldest move in history of America to ban, register firearms using federal bureaucracy

So what’s the issue? Well, the issue is the Biden regime sees stabilizing braces as a way to get the camel’s nose under the tent of broader regulation and eventually registration and banning of all “assault weapon” types of rifles, and against the people’s will. Always remember, Democrats will never be ‘finished’ taking away guns until they can take away all of them, the Second Amendment be damned.

Jun 14 10:39

State gets sued for withholding gun rights from those under 21

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against the state of Minnesota for withholding Second Amendment rights for those individuals under 21.

The action, Worth v. Harrington, was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of a number of plaintiffs including the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, Firearms Policy Coalition and three private citizens in the affected age group.

Defendants are John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, plus three county sheriffs, Mille Lac County Sheriff Don Lorge, Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry, in their individual and official capacities.

Jun 12 08:16

THE REAL REASONS WHY CALIFORNIA LEFTISTS ARE TERRIFIED OF THE AR-15

This past week a US District judge in California struck down the state’s 30 year ban on high capacity semi-automatic rifles which leftists label “assault weapons”. The judge called the ban unconstitutional (which it is). In response, the progressive media has lost their collective minds, screeching in horror at the idea of AR-15 rifles being legal within the borders of their carefully manicured socialist Utopia state. Their most commonly expressed reaction seems to be fear.

Jun 11 14:52

Missouri Governor Will Sign Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws: Spokeswoman

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will sign newly passed legislation that would ban state law enforcement agencies from enforcing new federal gun laws following proposed rulemaking from the Biden administration to regulate firearms with stabilizing braces.

According to Parson spokeswoman Kelli Jones, the Republican governor will sign the “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” which says that it is the duty of courts and law enforcement agencies in Missouri to protect the Second Amendment rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. It also declares federal laws that infringe on that right null.

“The Governor is aware of the legal implications of this bill, but also that, now more than ever, we must define a limited role for federal government in order to protect citizen’s rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution,” Jones said in a statement to news outlets on Thursday.

Jun 11 11:17

FEAR : The Real Reasons Why California Leftists Are Terrified Of The AR-15

Let’s examine the first issue of statistical probability; how many people are actually killed by AR-15s each year? Not many according to the FBI, which does not track the stats on specific rifles, but does track the stats on all rifles together. And, as it turns out, only around 6% of all gun deaths involve rifles in the US each year. -- How much of that 6% involves the use of military grade rifles like the AR-15? It’s impossible to say, but even if it was half, or 3% of all gun related crimes, that would still mean you have FAR more of a chance of being murdered by a knife or blunt object than an AR. By extension, Rifles overall are dwarfed by handgun murders, so, again, why are leftists so afraid of the AR-15?

Jun 10 07:27

The Countries With The Most Firearms In Civilian Hands [Infographic]

The United States is experiencing a level of tension and division that is unprecedented in its recent history. Rising crime, civil unrest, allegations of police brutality and the uncertainty of the pandemic drove gun sales to record levels during the summer with the FBI carrying out 28.2 million background checks through September, an all-time high with three months to go until the year ends. Towards the end of the first (and possibly only) presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump whether he would call on his supporters to stay calm and avoid engaging in civil unrest, to which the president replied: "I'm urging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully because that's what has to happen. I am urging them to do it". There are now real fears that militias will act on the president's remarks and show up at polling stations brandishing weapons.

Jun 10 07:20

Draconian Gun Control Does not Reduce Gun Numbers or Homicide Rates

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A large number of people who wish to disarm the population start with the premise “If there weren’t any guns”, as if, with extreme restrictions on owning and using guns, guns will eventually go away.

Under extreme legal restrictions, the number of guns has increased.
I recall a prominent talk show host in southern California, wailing about confiscated guns being sold: “But if that happens, we will never be rid of guns!” he cried as if his wish were plausible.

Guns are a 700 to 100-year-old technology. Guns can, and are, being made in homes and small shops around the world that are beyond state control.

Jun 08 11:56

Texas Is 25th State To Urge Supreme Court To Overturn New Jersey’s 11-Plus Gun Magazine Ban

Texas has joined a coalition of what is now 25 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to repeal a New Jersey law banning the possession of firearms with magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, arguing the prohibition violates the Second Amendment and puts law-abiding citizens less able to defend themselves against dangerous criminals.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced in a statement that he had signed onto an amicus brief (pdf) which argues that allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms with 11-plus capacity magazines benefits public safety, counterbalances the threat of illegal gun violence, and helps “make our streets safer.”

“New Jersey’s law is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment, and its mere existence threatens the rights of law-abiding citizens. This law must be struck down,” Paxton said. “Criminalizing the possession of a magazine that is so commonly used leaves Americans defenseless and vulnerable, especially in high crime areas.”

Jun 07 07:57

5.5 Million Guns Sold in First Three Months of 2021

As long as Democrats, and a handful of Republicans, continue to push for new legislation and there remains uncertainty the strong sales will likely continue. For the industry 2020 could be the year to beat, but 2021 is well on its way to topping it.

Jun 05 06:47

2A FOR TODAY – FROM A BLACK PERSPECTIVE.

Jun 05 06:37

Shipping company abruptly cuts off guns & ammo delivery across Canada

Jun 01 10:18

Gun Sales Up 64%

Preliminary research data show that about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners. Sales usually spike around elections, but the sheer volume is notable.

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Now if we could just find ammo!

May 31 10:20

Indiana gun permit law changes in July

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office reminds us that starting July 1, the lifetime license to carry a handgun in Indiana becomes fee exempt.

The five-year license is also fee exempt, but the five-year and lifetime license to carry a handgun may be applied for and held concurrently.

“We support this change in our gun permit law,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “We do not believe that law-abiding Indiana citizens should have to pay a fee to practice their second amendment right.”

May 31 05:50

The 15 Most Popular Handguns In The U.S.

Top 15 Preferred Handguns By Both The Troops And Citizens: Featured

The US was founded on a few basic rights, one of the most prominent ones is that every man has the right to bear arms. There are many reasons why the founding fathers saw this to be such a crucial part of defining what America is all about.

The most common answer however for many people, is that Americans have the right to defend themselves from both enemies inside and out of the union, regardless of what the union is doing to protect its people at any specific time.

May 28 10:19

Ghost Guns and the Deeply American Tradition of Gun Privacy

By Brett Cooper

Earlier this month, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced the Untraceable Firearms Act, a bill that targets “ghost guns,” or unregistered firearms without serial numbers.

Also called “kit guns” or “80% guns,” most are built at home from manufacturer-produced gun kits. Improvised weapons, also known as “pipe guns,” are another variation, and they’re constructed using 3D-printed parts or salvaged and repurposed materials.

The proposed law would place strict limitations on the obtainment and manufacture of these guns. For example, it would prohibit building or housing a homemade, 3D-printed firearm, as well as trading a kit gun with a friend. Punishments for an initial violation include fines and up to a year in prison. Subsequent violations can incur up to a five-year sentence.

A False Premise...

May 28 07:44

Grassley Says Confirming Biden’s ATF Pick Is Like ‘Putting Antifa In Charge Of The Portland Police Department’

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said that confirming President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives would be like “putting Antifa in charge of the Portland Police Department.”

“Day to day, ATF plays a significant role in the legal trade of firearms in this country,” the ranking member said during the Senate Judiciary hearing on Wednesday. “Many see putting a committed gun control proponent like Mr. Chipman in charge of ATF as like putting a tobacco executive in charge of the Department of Health and Human Services, or Antifa in charge of the Portland Police Department.”

May 27 12:57

If Confirmed, Will the ATF Director Go After Hunter Biden for Committing a Felony?

During his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon, longtime gun control activist David Chipman decried lying on a background check form during the purchase of a firearm. He called it a serious felony and vowed to pursue those who broke the law.

But under questioning from Republican Senator Tom Cotton, Chipman was asked if he would work to prosecute Hunter Biden, who lied on a federal background check form in 2018. Chipman claimed not to know the details of the case.

May 27 07:07

Biden ATF Nominee Shocks When Asked If ‘Law-Abiding’ Gun Owners Are a Threat

David Chipman, who was selected by Joe Biden to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, made a slew of terrifying comments about how he would lead the agency.

During his confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz got Chipman to admit that he supports a ban on one of the most popular guns sold in the United States.

“With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban, as has been presented in a Senate bill and supported by the president,” David Chipman told Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Then, later in the hearing, Chipman — who has served as an adviser to gun control groups — caught many off-guard when he seemed to suggest that “law-abiding” gun owners could be a threat.

During another exchange, Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton asked Chipman how he would describe an “assault weapon” and his response was equally as terrifying.

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